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An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Books Recommended by Open Culture Readers

You may have received an email from your favorite online retailer, your boss, university president, or the CEO of your bank: “It has come to our attention that racism is real, and it is really, really bad.” Opportunism is real too, but a significant number of individuals seem to have finally drawn the same conclusion and feel morally compelled to do something about an epidemic that has—very discriminately—killed tens of thousands of black, indigenous, and people of color in the U.S. thro...
Tags: Google, Books, Justice, College, New York City, US, America, Current Affairs, New York Times, Ferguson, Albert Einstein, Jackson, Toni Morrison, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay, American Dream


Is social media killing intellectual humility?

Social media echo chambers have made us overconfident in our knowledge and abilities.Social psychologists have shown that publicly committing to an opinion makes you less willing to change your mind.To avoid a descent into epistemic arrogance and tribalism, we need to use social media with deep humility. "Every liberal loves the figure of Socrates," Jonathan Rauch writes in his 1991 book Kindly Inquisitors, "who has taught so many people the method of skeptical inquiry and the importance of i...
Tags: Politics, Learning, Internet, Relationships, Friendship, Social Media, Communication, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Debate, University Of California Berkeley, Speech, Vox, Personal Growth


Airbnb's cofounder makes a compelling argument on why more startups should join the Y Combinator accelerator

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Bay Area, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


Airbnb's cofounder made an incredibly compelling pitch for startups to join Y Combinator: 'We were 13 weeks away from walking away from it all'

Airbnb's cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk was asked at an event if there was a time when they almost shut down the business. In 2008, the startup couldn't raise a dollar of venture capital. It had two customers, including Airbnb chief executive officer Brian Chesky. The cofounders made a pact that if they came out of startup accelerator Y Combinator and were "not in a materially better place" after 13 weeks, they would walk away. Blecharczyk said the accelerator gave the company the guidance and f...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Bay Area, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


An Airbnb cofounder explained the strategy behind its success in China, a market where most US companies have failed

American tech companies have historically struggled in China, but Airbnb has had success there. Airbnb hoped Chinese travelers' experiences as guests would lead them to become hosts, Blecharczyk said in a talk hosted by NYU on Tuesday. The strategy seems to be working: Blecharczyk said two-thirds of stays by Chinese travelers are now within the country, while Airbnb's listings there . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  American tech companies have historically strug...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Beijing, Airbnb, Nyu, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk Airbnb, New York University Stern School of Business


Airbnb's chief strategy officer reveals how the company sets goals that keep it resilient and help it escape the tech backlash

Airbnb's chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk said the company had a new strategy around setting goals. The company identified two to three principles for each of its five stakeholder groups, and created one to three metrics for measuring progress against those principles, he said. The new goal-setting strategy is meant to encourage employees to make decisions with stakeholders in mind. "You have to do well by all the folks in the ecosystem," Blecharczyk said. Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, New York Times, Airbnb, Vmware, Arun Sundararajan, Nathan Blecharczyk, Blecharczyk, New York University Stern School of Business, Airbnb Join


Amazon, the New York Times and The Destruction of Brands

This past week the New York Times featured the article “How Amazon Steers Shoppers to Its Own Products” by writer Julie Creswell presenting a detailed look at private brand at Amazon. If you have not read the article you certainly should it presents an interesting if biased perspective on both private brand in general and private brand at Amazon. The article begins “It started with a simple battery. Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items un...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, New York Times, Duracell, Sears, Branding, Kroger, Galloway, Energizer, Creswell, Scott Galloway, Meriam Webster, Simple Truth, Christopher Durham, Amazon The New York Times, Julie Creswell


The world’s biggest cruise line uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money (RCL)

Royal Caribbean increased revenues by allowing customers to purchase more goods and services they would use during the cruise while they were booking it. Doing so makes onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and changes the way customers think about their spending habits once they're on the cruise. The phenomenon is explained by an economic theory that businesses use all the time. How much should a TV cost? It seems like a simple question, but it can be a difficult one to answ...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Walk, Royal Caribbean, Daniel Kahneman, Michael Bayley, Bayley, Amos Tversky, RCL, New York University Stern School of Business, Priya Raghubir, Raghubir


Carleton College recruits BlackRock’s Deshler as CIO

Carleton College has named Kelsey Deshler as its new chief investment officer. Recently, Deshler was global head of manager research at BlackRock. She will relocate to Minnesota and join Carleton in late March. PRESS RELEASE NORTHFIELD, Minn., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Carleton College is pleased to name Kelsey Deshler as its new chief investment officer (CIO). Deshler was most recently global head of manager research at BlackRock in New York City. She will relocate to Minnesota a...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, New York City, Trends, CIO, People, Credit Suisse, Blackrock, Board of Trustees, Kelsey, Carleton College, Carleton, University of Minnesota, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deshler, Kelsey Deshler